Since its inception in 1937, the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) has provided safe, sanitary and decent housing for low-income families in the city of New Orleans. HANO is the largest housing authority in the state of Louisiana and is primarily funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HANO currently provides nearly 17,000 families with housing through conventional public housing or through voucher programs and is the largest public landowner in the city. The current budget totals more than $100 million per year including revenues associated with the Housing Choice Program. HANO’s overall portfolio is comprised of nine large-scale housing communities as well as scattered site properties dispersed throughout the city. The conventional sites include Abundance Square and Treasure Village, formerly Desire, (Ninth Ward), Florida (Ninth Ward) River Garden, formerly St. Thomas (Lower Garden – District Uptown), Fischer (Westbank), Harmony Oaks formerly C.J. Peete (Central City), Marrero Commons formerly B.W. Cooper (Central City), Guste Homes (Central City), Columbia Parc formerly St. Bernard (Gentilly), Iberville (Treme), and Lafitte (Treme’). The Abundance, Treasure, River Garden, Fischer, and C.J. Peete sites are all HOPE VI communities and are all being redeveloped under a in a mixed-income model along with B.W. Cooper, St. Bernard and Lafitte. Find out more about the Housing Authority of New Orleans.